Boston Globe's Scores

For 6,065 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Stone Reader
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
6065 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    An acceptable but uninspired simulacrum: an overly faithful multiplex translation of a very, very popular airport novel.
  1. Saw
    As long as Saw stays in that big, nasty bathroom, all we need to believe is the knot in our stomachs.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    The heart of On Broadway is in the right place. But when the story behind a film is more interesting than what's on the screen, that's a problem.
  2. Directed by splat-pack director Alexandre Aja (“Piranha 3D”) with uncharacteristic but still gruesome restraint, adapted from what seems a very busy novel by Joe Hill, Horns resembles an awkward collaboration between Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen King, and Rob Zombie.
  3. An hour and a half of cultural and sexual headaches only barely leavened by MacLachlan's performance.
  4. Last Days aspires to the kind of no-frills, psychological terror of Duncan Jones’s brilliant “Moon” (2009) but, despite some determined performances, settles for the clichés of the abortive “Apollo 18” (2011).
  5. Little more than a screenful of boy meets boy, boy meets baggage, boy loses baggage.
  6. Herek's brisk pacing and skillful way with the hockey sequences gives The Mighty Ducks an urgency its manipulative copycat soul doesn't really earn. The Mighty Ducks - with its team calculatedly organized along gender as well as multi-cultural lines - is the kind of film kids like, then outgrow. [02 Oct 1992, p.49]
    • Boston Globe
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Ideally, it would give you a sense of an entire people knocking the planet off its axis with a shake of their hips. If only El Cantante were that movie. Instead, it's a curiously sludgy cross between a Doomed Star biopic and a J. Lo vanity project.
  7. The biggest problem with this movie - not that it's mediocre, dull, or barely written (though it's guilty on all counts). It's that Carrey himself is miscast.
  8. Martin puts a thankless gloss on the antic role he played in "Parenthood." As his wife, Hunt is the movie's saving grace.
  9. This remake is ultimately content to be repugnant.
  10. It's one TV-movie romp that Kristy McNichol never got around to starring in.
  11. A comic vehicle for that valuable Australian export, Rachel Griffiths.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Plants the seeds of comedy that grow into a mild feel-good flick, but it won't reap much viewer satisfaction.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The question that has to be asked is: Why? The original six-part BBC ''Singing Detective'' remains one of the signal achievements in the history of television -- really -- and its release on DVD this past spring puts it easily within reach of the curious.
  12. Trouble is, the movie’s dopiness isn’t in fact something you can get past. “American Assasinine” is frequently more like it.
  13. Isn't so much awful as it is self-conscious, overdone, shallow, and just not up to the level of its star.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Nearly all the actors seem to be having a good time, and the action moves so fast that you don't mind when something nuts happens.
  14. The movie is generic and shallow in its glimpse of the love and sex lives of a handful of young New Yorkers.
  15. It's not remotely as luscious or half as bold as Malick's movie, but it is shorter and more educational.
  16. Numbing story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    And then there's Liev Schreiber as CIA operative John Clark. With less than 30 minutes of screen time, he's everything Affleck isn't - magnetic, clever, and delightful to watch. If only the filmmakers had possessed the courage to cast the splendid Schreiber instead of the feeble Affleck.
  17. This movie is the worst episode of ''Gilmore Girls'' ever.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Buried somewhere within the bipolar extravaganza that is The Invasion is an awfully good movie that got away.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The filmmaker’s uncertainty shows itself in drably functional camerawork and an over-reliance on Christophe Beck’s tasteful piano-and-violin score.
  18. It's basically a blaxploitation movie stretched to meaninglessly international proportions that leans on tired Colombian stereotypes. But if Saldana's aiming to be some kind of new Pam Grier, she needs to save more than herself.
  19. The early dilemma in "Rise of the Silver Surfer " is this: Save the world or marry Jessica Alba . Your conscience says, "Save the world." But the Maxim reader in you knows better.
  20. The movie is long and uniquely bad, the last of Stephenie Meyer's four books greedily tortured into two installments.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Whatever Works is very minor Woody, querulous, fitfully funny, and removed from any shared reality.

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